Cruise inventory

RV Corella 12/72

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier12/72
Cruise period1972-08-30 — 1972-09-12
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a tin tow net survey for herring larvae in the vicinity of the Orkney and Shetland Islands, as part of an international survey of the abundance and distribution of autumn-spawned herring larvae in the North Sea.
2. To release surface and seabed drifters at selected stations within the main areas of herring larval distribution.
3. If time permits, to obtain samples of adult herring from various localities off the north Scottish coasts.
Chief scientistR J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 12/72 cruise report corella12_72.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Physical oceanography 
Surface drifters/drifting buoysQuantity: number of deployments = 1000
Description: including 500 bottom;40 stations
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of deployments = 102
Description: standard lowestoft 20inch high speed plankton sampler
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: dutch herring trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: dutch herring trawl